Written Words…….

I love opening up the reader section of my blog.  I scroll down the list of blogs I follow.  I click on each one, reading.  In between the first few words, I find it is like sharing my coffee with them.  It is like visiting with each person.  Laughing with them, crying with them, listening to them.  Each blog, different.  Each writer, unique. These people are different from the people I read on Facebook.   The people on Facebook are family, close friends.  I see them and have opinions at times.  There are running commentaries on things I see on Facebook.   Facebook people are those who I can just walk into their homes, pour my coffee and continue conversations.  Normal, familiar and expected. The people on my blog are friends.  Friends never met in person.  Friends who are as dear as those on Facebook, but also very different.  Bits and pieces of lives that have intersected mine.  A group of people who I could pass on a street and never realize that I know a bit more about them through their words. My blogging friends urge me in ways that others can’t.  They understand me through words that I write, since, they too struggle to sometimes fill a page, or at other times write things that they don’t think good enough.   I am grateful for my blogging buddies.  They inspire me to write more, to hone this craft that I want to have. This morning I have read a variety of things.  Poems that show personal ideas and ideals.  A love story, that crosses generations and is still poignant today.  Political views thatmade me laugh and go ‘huh’ at the same time. Today, I am grateful for written words.  They illuminate, inspire and challenge.  This has all reminded me of Psalm  119:105 By your words I can see where I’m going;  they throw a beam of light on my dark path. (the Message) Each word can encourage someone, can inspire someone, can lead someone to truth.  When I read, I try to see what the person really wants to say and I hope I can be smart enough to see and to listen.  Thank you to all of my blogging buddies for your words.  They make up several parts of my  day and I truly am thankful for you.   DAF

P.S.  This is the 300th post I have written, not much of an accomplishment to some I have read, but to me, it is amazing…. never thought I could get this far.  Thanks again for your support.  DAF


Published by marycatherinethomas

M. Catherine Thomas is a published writer, speaker and teacher. Mother of two and grandmother..

9 thoughts on “Written Words…….

  1. Love your blog today! I’m thrilled to be counted a friend; you are an inspiration to me and I hope I can return that inspiration back to you!

  2. This is just lovely DAF. I too, could never imagined the friends I would meet on this journey we call blogging. Friends who make me laugh, cause me to think & reflect, to travel to wonderful destinations with them & share beauty through their photography, . All of them touch me each & every day. I am so thankful to join in the conversation, to learn & to share.

  3. I couldn’t agree more, DAF.
    I recently met a fellow blogger – all the way from Canada! – and, although I wouldn’t have known her in the street, a soon as we met and began to speak it was like picking up from a conversation online. We talked for hours, ate, drank, talked, talked…well, you get the picture. 😉 We do get a sense of the someone behind the words and, if revealing in truth, we do know them in some way. Friends, as you say.
    I’m glad everyday for the words I read here on WP and the thoughts people share, making me think more and encouraging my writing. It is a journey. And made all the more special by those met along the way.x

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